Leeds Festival 2013- Eminem Review

Leeds Festival 2013 was brought to a glorious end with the triumphant return of Eminem.

The rapper,  real name Marshall Mathers, brought along a live band and a couple of guest stars to liven up proceedings, as the festival revellers battled the boggy mud onsite.

In his first appearance at the festival since 2001, Mathers was majestic, spitting his way through a clutch of new songs, 'Survival' and new-ish tune, '3am'.

Whilst the bulk of his set was made up of his post-'Recovery' songs, we finally saw a little bit more of the old Em. 

First, Dido was wheeled out to take part in 'Stan', a number one single back in the day! This before an excellent medleythat consisted of, 'My Name Is/The Real Slim Shady/Without Me'.

By this point, the Main Stage was pumping, as the crowd were singing their tired souls out, jumping around and raising their cigarette lighters, to the aptly titled, 'Lighters'.

A recent hit, 'Not Afraid', followed to great acclaim before Eminem departed, leaving his epic band to play him out. 

He then quickly reappeared for one last blast of, 'Lose Yourself'.

Throughout the gig, Mathers seemed relaxed and happy in his space, not often the case given his troubled past. With claims of miming hanging over him, he seemingly blasted away any claims with his storming set that attracted the biggest crowd I saw throughout the weekend, and cheered the mood of some muddy revellers.

Eminem; the best act of Leeds Festival 2013? Maybe, just maybe!



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